Issue 146

June 2010

  • This year's 100 Most Creative People offers our own, idiosyncratic perspective on business. The selections reflect the breadth of news ideas and new pursuits at play in our business landscape. From interface designer Yugo Nakamura to HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins to futurist Ray Kurzweil, we can attest that creativity is alive and well in 2010.

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  • The 2010 FIFA World Cup by the Numbers

    The World Cup, which takes place June 11 to July 11, may be the be-all-end-all for football — ahem, soccer — fans. Compared with other popular sports, it wins in financial terms as well.

  • Fans Help Extend Television Shows' Lifetimes

    Futurama went the way of the dinosaur in 2003 (thanks, Fox), but on June 24, Comedy Central resurrects the animated show for two seasons, spurred by fans who spent millions on DVDs. Here, a look at some of the TV shows saved by loyal viewers — and how many seasons their fan campaigns bought them.

  • CEOs Share Their Spending Dreams for National Splurge Day

    Chicago writer and "eventologist" Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith may have created this fake holiday on a lark, but that hasn't stopped people — and companies — from marking it. We asked a few consumption experts for their personal wish lists.





  • Numerology: Origins of Father's Day

    After years of fathers being a punch line or an afterthought, modern dads are reinventing fatherhood with $2,000 strollers, stay-at-home-dad meet-ups, and personal blogs. On the 100th anniversary of the first Father's Day celebration, a look at the numbers.

From the Editor

  • Letter From the Editor: Counting Down to 100

    But the exciting part of this project — the creative part — is just how many new candidates we were able to find. And how hard it was, in the end, to cull our list to just 100. I can attest to my grandfather: Creativity is alive and well in 2010.